Boy meets girl. Boy meets boy. Girl meets girl. Girl meets cowboy. Boy meets werewolf.
These are just a few of the romantic situations you can find in The Ripped Bodice, an all-romance bookstore that recently opened in Culver City, California.It is the first of its kind in this country and watching the report on public television, I had an instant reaction: This is going to work ... big time.
[A]ccording to Bookstats, 46% of romance readers read at least one book per week.All the upturned literary noses in the world cannot change the longing for a happy ending. How often does a happy ending actually happen in life and yet how many efforts are bound and determined to find a happy ending? How many excellent books about rural poverty in Maine do you have to read before the need for some glowing satisfaction (never mind if it's phony-baloney) rears its head?
Maybe it's just my old-fart gene, but I think The Ripped Bodice is going to soar.